Kids and babies sometimes get sick or may have a health issue that concerns you. Check your tamariki often when they're sick. If they're getting worse, or you're worried, call PlunketLine or your doctor. We are always here to help.
Child health concerns
Taking care of a sick child
Your child will need some extra love and care while they are sick.
Did you know that the skin is your child's largest organ?
Your child may get a disease that requires extra care, and possibly a visit to the doctor.
Ears and eyes
Crying is one of the main ways your baby communicates with you.
Coughs, colds, breathing and fevers
Stomach and gut
Tamariki can have stomach aches and bugs just like adults.
Approximately five to 10% of New Zealand children have a food allergy.
Lice and worms
Head lice and worms are very common in kids and can usually be managed effectively at home.
Fits and seizures
Kids can sometimes have a seizure when they have a fever.
Every child develops differently and some children will have a developmental condition that affects their learning, behaviour and social skills.
Injuries and emergencies
We do everything we can to protect our tamariki, but sometimes they still get hurt.